Definition of bryophyte in US English:



  • A small flowerless green plant of the division Bryophyta, which comprises the mosses and liverworts.

    • ‘For the last category, we used aligned sequences of the five genes of a lycopod and a bryophyte.’
    • ‘These features also occur in spores of bryophytes and some pteridophytes.’
    • ‘Simple trichomes are present on aerial surfaces of most angiosperms and on some gymnosperms and bryophytes.’
    • ‘The primary objective of this study was to document the lichens, bryophytes and vascular plants present at the High Line.’
    • ‘Copia group sequences have been found in diverse species, including single-cell algae, bryophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.’